New Delhi: Once Martha Graham said, “Dance is the hidden language of the soul” and these words are so powerful. It's no surprise that inspiring your dancers through appropriate language is one of the best gifts you will ever give them.
Khushpreet is one of them. In spite of staying in a remote area of Ludhiana – Khanpur village, she is always dedicated to her goals. She is the only child of a Sikh family and is blessed with a dedicated mother who always encourages. However, her father does not support her in dancing.
She learns folk and classical dance from Atasi Misra, a classical dancer, through online mode from Delhi, and during her summer and winter vacations, she comes to Delhi to attend physical dance classes. She stays at her grandparent's house and with all her interest she makes sure that she takes the advantage of physical classes. Her grandparents live in Paschim Vihar, Delhi.
She has been learning only for the last one and a half years. She is learning folk and classical dance from Atasi Misra, a classical dancer, through online mode has participated in an international level dance competition during the pandemic. She got 2nd and 3rd position in two different competitions. She has also performed at the state level of the dance program with the Kala Kalp Dance Group.
Khushpreet Kaur said, “Dance is my hobby and I want to pursue my career as dancer. Apart from Odissi, I do Bollywood dance and Bhangra. Dance is most important activity for me. I attend my online classes in the morning and I attend online dance classes by Atasi ma’am in the evening.”
She added, “Most of the time I face network problems while attending online classes. Due to this, Atasi ma’am sent me the recording of the class, and then I practiced it. Atasi ma’am does not get a single penny from me because my financial condition is not good and she helped me a lot.”
Khushpreet's mother said, “Her father did not support her but I do. I also wanted to be a dancer but I was not able to do it but when I saw my daughter on stage, I felt very proud.”
Atasi Misra, a classical dancer, and director of the Kala Kalp Dance Group said, “As a teacher, I feel only a dedicated student can win on their dreams after repeated efforts. She is a very jolly and fun-loving girl with lots of success dreams in her eyes. Although she is not from a very strong financial background family but her pure dedication will surely break the entire barrier and bring her to the peak. She will definitely come out as a good artist in the future.”